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Kathryn McFarlane

Kathryn McFarlane

I’m a Scottish abstract artist who uses colour as a means of self-expression.

I am continually exploring new ways to express myself through paint application, texture, and colour layering. I predominantly work with mixed media, giving me the freedom to experiment with various techniques and materials, emphasising colour, shapes, layers, and textural effects within my work.

I’m drawn to the medium of collage due to its ability to convey complex ideas and emotions through the combination of seemingly disparate elements. I find that the process of selecting and arranging different materials helps me to explore the tension between harmony and disharmony. While I am always striving to create a cohesive and balanced composition, I also enjoy experimenting with ways to disrupt that balance in order to create a sense of visual tension.

I find inspiration in the twists and turns of life’s journey and through my work I explore the complexities of memory, nostalgia, and the interconnectivity of our daily lives. I am intrigued by how our past experiences and memories shape us into the individuals we are today. While each person’s history is unique, shared experiences such as travel and the significance of colour create a sense of belonging and shared identity.

I weave these themes intricately into my multi-layered pieces, allowing me to express myself in a way that feels personal and authentic.